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Taransay Calling….

Isle of Taransay Boat Trips

The 26th of April 2022 saw the first of our passenger boat day trips to the beautiful Isle of Taransay. The sailings were meant to commence in summer 2020, but a global pandemic had other ideas and so everything was put on hold before it even started. Fortunately this year, with things now settling back into something like normality, we had the opportunity to get things moving.

Our inaugural trip had 6 wonderful passengers; a family whose grandfather had been born on Taransay and they were making a pilgrimage to see the island for themselves; a local resident who has watched Taransay from her window for years but had never visited, and a photographer, John McKenna, and his partner who frequently visit Harris and had always wanted to visit the island.  One passenger enjoyed her day on Taransay so much, that she immediately booked a return visit the following week to explore the island further.

John documented his day in a fantastic ‘film’ and this can be seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cleD8HhqBpo .

Taransay has some of the most beautiful, pristine Hebridean beaches on the edge of the Atlantic ocean. The island is a photographer’s dream and provides visitors with a unique opportunity to see red deer and many seabirds such as gannets, oystercatchers as well as golden eagles and white-tailed sea eagles, in an undisturbed environment. Dolphins may be seen offshore and seals, which often relax on the rocks around the shore. On rare occasions orca, basking sharks and minke whales have been spotted. You can also look across the water to the shores of Harris and the beaches of Luskentyre, Horgabost, and Seilebost and south to Northton and it’s hill, Ceapabhal. On the west, the views are out over the wild Atlantic.

Regeneration Plan

The owners of Taransay, Cathra and Adam Kelliher, have commenced a project to regenerate the island’s ecosystem. Their long-term vision is to restore the flora and fauna back to a time before intensive grazing took a toll, essentially to what the island looked like in the bronze age. Returning visitors will be able to see their progress first-hand in the coming years.

Taransay Boat Day Trips 

Sailings to Taransay will continue weekly throughout the summer season and full details can be found here https://isleoftaransay.com/ ; bookings can be made online. We will also provide updates on our Facebook page.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Isle of Taransay.

The 26th of April 2022 saw the first of our passenger boat day trips to the beautiful Isle of Taransay. The sailings were meant to commence in summer 2020, but a global pandemic had other ideas and so everything was put on hold before it even started. Fortunately this year, with things now settling back into something like normality, we had the opportunity to get things moving.

Our inaugural trip had 6 wonderful passengers; a family whose grandfather had been born on Taransay and they were making a pilgrimage to see the island for themselves; a local resident who has watched Taransay from her window for years but had never visited, and a photographer, John McKenna, and his partner who frequently visit Harris and had always wanted to visit the island.  One passenger enjoyed her day on Taransay so much, that she immediately booked a return visit the following week to explore the island further.

John documented his day in a fantastic ‘film’ and this can be seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cleD8HhqBpo .

Taransay has some of the most beautiful, pristine Hebridean beaches on the edge of the Atlantic ocean. The island is a photographer’s dream and provides visitors with a unique opportunity to see red deer and many seabirds such as gannets, oystercatchers as well as golden eagles and white-tailed sea eagles, in an undisturbed environment. Dolphins may be seen offshore and seals, which often relax on the rocks around the shore. On rare occasions orca, basking sharks and minke whales have been spotted. You can also look across the water to the shores of Harris and the beaches of Luskentyre, Horgabost, and Seilebost and south to Northton and it’s hill, Ceapabhal. On the west, the views are out over the wild Atlantic.

Regeneration Plan

The owners of Taransay, Cathra and Adam Kelliher, have commenced a project to regenerate the island’s ecosystem. Their long-term vision is to restore the flora and fauna back to a time before intensive grazing took a toll, essentially to what the island looked like in the bronze age. Returning visitors will be able to see their progress first-hand in the coming years.

Taransay Boat Day Trips

Sailings to Taransay will continue weekly throughout the summer season and full details can be found here https://isleoftaransay.com/ ; bookings can be made online. We will also provide updates on our Facebook page.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Isle of Taransay.

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